Issue 15 - February 2004
The conflict between secularism and religion is not new. Most western nations have chosen separation of State and Religion as a model for governance. Generally speaking, it promotes the freedom of an individual to practice his or her religion while preventing the need for a State sponsored religion.
You have further asserted that the commission will make recommendations to improve the Constitution, which will usher a golden era of “unite and rule.” I think it represents wishful thinking on you part. Are you familiar with the history of commissions in India?
The straight message of GC is to caution the business leaders to make money in such a way that fundamental human and labour rights are not violated and environment is not damaged. The UN agencies are willing to help business and industry to this effect and invite them to join GC that asks its members to adhere to nine principles in the areas of human rights, labour and the environment.
In Orissa, the sangh parivar is targeting Christians, adivasis, Muslims, Dalits and other marginalized peoples. The network divides its energies between charitable, political and recruitment work. It aims at men, women and youth through religious and popular institutions. The sangh has set up various trusts in Orissa to enable fund raising, such as the Friends of Tribal Society, Samarpan Charitable Trust, Yasodha Sadan, and Odisha International Centre.
Dedicated to fellow traveller Maj. HPS Ahluwalia’s perpetual ascending spirit. A fellow traveller and Everest hero. Down, maybe; Out, never.
The purpose of this paper is to look into some of the controversial points made by McLeod in his books, the rebuttals by other scholars and his response to these rebuttals in his autobiography. An attempt is made to take a dispassionate look at the merits of the points made by both sides. Finally, an attempt is made to understand the reasons behind the whole controversy and whether the controversy could have been avoided?
Ferdinand Salcedo, a trained physician, is well aware of the dearth of qualified health care workers afflicting the US and Canada. With North America’s aging baby boomers in dire need of professional caregivers, Dr Salcedo is among the burgeoning ranks of Philippine doctors who are training to work as nurses overseas.
Dr Joginder Singh has enlisted over 150 such interpretations only in Punjabi and some in Hindi, Urdu, and many in English about 25 years ago. Since then more than one hundred of new interpretations have appeared. Dr Joginder Singh has divided early interpretations into five major categories.
The logic of economic integration is driving the rest of the countries to work out trade arrangements. India is signing bilateral agreements with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and it is also looking at other multinational arrangements. So, regional economic integration will take place with Pakistan if possible and without Pakistan if necessary.
The first meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan on Evacuee property of both countries took place in 1950. The decisions were not made public under the Nehru – Liakat Ali Act. To the surprise of Sikhs the property of Nankana Sahib, Siri Darbar Sahib (Kartarpur) and other holy Sikh shrines in Pakistan were declared as lawaris (lit. orphan) property.
In sharing our individual and collective Light and Labors in a kindred spirit, we are certain to enhance the promise and gifts of all Americans. The power of our common cause and the transforming spirit of our times must triumph over the formidable negative forces: unfortunate indifference, intolerance and cultural insensitivity, unpardonable ignorance and stereotyping, unfriendly attitudes and discrimination of yesterday.
In the name of God, Guru Nanak became a critic of what was religious and a friend of what was not. He provides a paradigm for the man of faith in the modern world. The polarity of the religious and the secular is foreign to the spirit of the Sikh tradition; the West will be better when it has been forgotten there, too. The religious cannot be identified with the holy. The non-religious cannot be identified as the enemy of God.
This booklet is written to expose the misdeeds of the corrupt nexus, sufferings of the downtrodden and causes of discrimination to the minorities having different faiths at the hands of corrupt Indian rulers, for seeking remedial action and to have peace in the Indian subcontinent by observing the rule of law.
Surely the powers of the imagination of our writers can be exerted to attract our people away from the soporific sitcom, surely the great adventures that writers explore in life can offer a child something as exciting in image and word as the cumbersome battle between Japanese turtles?
In the civil portion of International Law, the role of World Trade Organization is commendable, and it must be strengthened. It is unfortunate that Nuremberg Tribunal, even though it did an excellent job, could not transform itself into a credible and Permanent International Court of Criminal Justice.
Kanwar Nau Nihal Singh, by nature, could not bear heat for a long time. After standing near the huge fire he felt sick and returned to seek shade. As he entered the gate of the Hazuri Bagh, the roof fell over his head, injuring him slightly.
Mr Mordeno, with several thousand Filipino-American soldiers who fought under Gen. Douglas MacArthur in World War II, has lobbied unsuccessfully for official recognition of their military service and full veterans benefits.
Education is, to most young people, a painful process, and not its least painful part is instruction in correct social behavior. I have sometimes passed children playing in the park and heard them say in a loud, clear voice, ‘Mummy, who is that funny old man?’
Whenever we look back at our history, we find someone to blame. We find someone who made a mistake. We find the coward who succumbed to fear or domination. We find the traitor who went for greener pastures.
True intellectuals are expected to guard truth, justice and human rights. They suffer hardships and while upholding these principles, many times, sacrifice their lives. Great writers represent the conscience of their times and the voice of the masses.
Sir, I am speaking and building up my case to be separated from the Hindu Marriage Act and by so doing, why should the Congress people always oppose us? You have trespassed into our Golden Temple, you have destroyed our culture, you have committed our genocide.